Category Archives: Israel

15 Nov
3:22

Adalah Opposes Israel’s Death Penalty Bill

A press release from Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, stated that the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee of the Israeli Knesset are preparing to debate the controversial new “Death Penalty for Terrorists” bill. According to a report by Ma’an News Agency, former Israeli Minister of […]

15 Nov
12:30

Long-time Palestinian Hunger Striker Khader Adnan Released from Prison

November 15, 2018 12:30 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

After a 58-day hunger strike which included several days of refusing water as well as food, Khader Adnan has been freed from Israeli prison. This was Adnan’s third such hunger strike – in 2011 he engaged in a 66-day long hunger strike, and in 2014 he again undertook a ‘hunger […]

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14 Nov
11:59

Lieberman Resigns as Israeli Defense Minister

November 14, 2018 11:59 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation from the post, on Wednesday, in protest against the ceasefire agreement of the Israeli Cabinet with the Palestinian factions in the besieged Gaza Strip, according to Hebrew-language news outlet. Ma’an News Agency sources reported that Lieberman called for early elections. Lieberman described […]

13 Nov
4:32

Man Killed by Palestinian Shell in Ashkelon, 2 Women Critically Wounded

November 13, 2018 4:32 AM IMEMC News Israel, News Report, Palestinian attacks 0

A day after the Israeli military invaded Gaza in a flagrant violation of the ceasefire negotiated with Palestinian factions, Palestinian resistance fighters fired several hundred crude homemade shells into Israel. One of these shells hit an apartment building in Ashkelon, killing a 48-year old man and wounding two women. Update: […]

12 Nov
7:39

UPDATE: 3 Dead, Others Injured — Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza Continue

Israeli ongoing airstrikes against the northern part of the Gaza Strip have left three Palestinians dead, and at least five others wounded, said WAFA sources. Mohammad Zakariya al-Tatri, age 27, and Mohammed Zohdi Odeh, 22, were killed in Israeli airstrikes targeting the northern part of the Strip. Furthermore, Hamad Mohammad […]

11 Nov
6:25

Israel Orders Halt to Kindergarten Renovation in Hebron

Israeli authorities imposed a ban on renovations of a kindergarten in the southern Occupied West Bank city of Hebron, according to Hebron’s Rehabilitation Committee No justification was provided by Israel, for the ‘stop work order’ on the school building belonging to Palestinian Red Crescent Society. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society […]

08 Nov
10:28

MK Calls Disabled Mate ‘Half A Human’

Israeli MK Oren Hazan, from the ruling Likud party, described his handicapped lawmaker Ilan Gilon, from Meretz, “half a human”, during an official plenum. The comment came during a stormy Knesset debate over legislation that would see government funding for the arts as contingent on “loyalty.” The law targets Arab […]

07 Nov
6:47

Israel Proposes Plan to Connect Israel to Middle East Countries (VIDEO)

Yisrael Katz, the Israeli Transportation and Intelligence Minister, traveled to Oman, for an international conference, to discuss his proposal for a new system of shipping by sea, in addition to a rail connecting Israel and the Middle East. During Muscat’s World Congress of the International Road Transport Union, Katz presented […]

07 Nov
6:22

6 Palestinian Detainees Continue Open Hunger Stike

November 7, 2018 6:22 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

 Six Palestinian detainees are engaged in an open hunger strike, in solidarity with women detainees of Hasharon prison, who have refused to leave their cells since last July, in protest of IPS security cameras in the yard. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), in a statement, said that detainee Abu Araam, […]

05 Nov
7:54

Netanyahu Approves Passing of Death Sentence

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave the green light, to the leader of the governing coalition in the Israeli Knesset, to pass a law on the  Death Sentence for Palestinian detainees, Israel’s Channel 7 reported. According to the channel, Netanyahu gave his approval to members of his Likud party to […]

03 Nov
7:47

Palestinian Prisoners: A Battleground for International Solidarity

The following article, by Charlotte Kates, the international coordinator of Samidoun, initially appeared in Arabic in Al-Adab magazine, published on November 2, 2018. The Arabic text can be read online at the Al-Adab website. The article appeared in an issue with a special focus on Palestinian prisoners, including testimonies from current […]

03 Nov
7:36

Israel & Gaza Close To Ceasefire says Israeli Source

Israel and Palestinian factions in Gaza are close to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire, a report said Saturday, citing a high-level Israeli source. According to the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation, an unnamed senior political figure leaked that a deal was in the making between Israel and the Gazan administration to allow Qatar […]

03 Nov
7:30

Palestinian-American Writer Deported from Israel

Israeli authorities banned and deported, on Friday night, a Palestinian-American writer and activist from the Ben Gurion airport, in Tel Aviv, as she had planned to attend a literary festival in the occupied West Bank. Haaretz online newspaper reported that the Israeli Population, Immigration and Border Authority said it prevented […]

02 Nov
5:55

Four Palestinian Detainees on Hunger Strike against Injustice

November 2, 2018 5:55 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Four Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are currently engaged in hunger strikes to protect prisoners’ rights and demand their freedom. Saddam Ali Ayad Awad, 28, from Beit Ummar near al-Khalil, has been on strike since 13 October, after occupation authorities renewed his administrative detention – imprisonment without charge or trial. Image: Saddam Awad, […]

31 Oct
8:32

Israeli ‘Thought Police’ Lose Effort to Ban Student Over BDS

Lara Al-Qassem, an American student of Palestinian origin, has defeated an Israeli effort to ban and deport her over her prior support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, BDS. TRNN speaks to her attorney, Yotam Ben-Hillel. Video & Transcript AARON MATE: It’s The Real News. I’m Aaron Mate. Imagine being […]

30 Oct
10:12

Electronic Intifada Report: “Israeli Embassy Used Fake Facebook Profiles to Spy on Students”

Reposted from The Electronic Intifada, By: Asa Winstanley and Ali Abunimah 30 October 2018: An Israeli embassy officer spied on student supporters of Palestinian rights, undercover video released exclusively by The Electronic Intifada shows. Julia Reifkind wrote reports on boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) activists, which were then sent back […]

30 Oct
5:58

Adnan Sentenced to One Year

October 30, 2018 5:58 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli military court in Salem, north of the northern occupied West Bank district of Jenin, sentenced Palestinian detainee Khader Adnan to one year in prison, fined him 1,000 shekels ($270) and 18 months suspended sentence for five years, on Monday. Jawad Boulous, head of the legal department in the […]

28 Oct
11:09

Hunger Striking Detainee Khader Adnan Stops Drinking

October 28, 2018 11:09 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian detainee Khader Adnan, who has been on an open-ended hunger strike for 57 days, in protest of being detained without charge or trial, has also stopped drinking water, the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said on Sunday, according to WAFA correspondence. “Prisoner Khader Adnan has decided to step up […]

28 Oct
9:02

470 Illegal Settlement Units Approved East of Jerusalem

Maale Adumim is an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied Palestinian Territories, seven kilometres east of Jerusalem, with a population of more than 37,000 settlers. According to Ma’an News Agency, Hebrew-language media sources claim 470 new housing units were approved by the Israeli government on Thursday, with a total of […]

27 Oct
5:18

Settlers Vandalize Nazareth Village with Graffiti

Israeli settlers sprayed anti-Arab graffiti in the Yaffa al-Nasriyyeh village in Nazareth of northern Israel, early Friday morning. Locals said, according to Ma’an, that a group of Israeli settlers raided the Marah Ghuzlan neighborhood of the village, sprayed racist slogans, including “price tag,” “revenge,” and “death to Arabs” on walls […]

27 Oct
3:42

Report: “Hamas and Israel Reach An Understanding”

The al-Hayat daily has reported Friday that Egypt has brokered a possible “understanding” between Israel and Hamas, the ruling party in Gaza. This alleged agreement would increase the fishing zone back up to 9 nautical miles, and then to 20 nautical miles, as stated by the Oslo Accords. The Israeli government […]

25 Oct
8:42

Israeli Forces Storm Ramon Prison over Detainee Interview with Egyptian News

October 25, 2018 8:42 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

On Tuesday evening, Israeli restraining forces of the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) stormed the prisoners’ chambers in Section 5 of Ramon Prison, where the Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Ahmed Sa’adat, is detained. They raided and vandalized the chambers, on the backdrop of an […]

25 Oct
7:35

Abu Rodeina: “No Peace, No Security, Without An Independent Palestinian State”

In response to statements by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, the official spokesperson of the Palestinian President, Nabil Abu Rodeina, said that there can be no peace or security without establishing an independent and contiguous Palestinian State, with East Jerusalem as its capital. Abu Rodeina stated that Israel, and its […]

23 Oct
7:31

Hasharon Prison Imposes New Sanctions on Female Detainees

October 23, 2018 7:31 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) informed that the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) of Hasharon has imposed many sanctions on Palestinian female detainees who protested against surveillance cameras and refused to go out to the daily “break” for 48 days in a row. PPS noted that the IPS has prevented many […]

23 Oct
12:57

Will Qatar Finance An Agreement Between Hamas And Israel?

According to the Israeli Kaan News Agency, it appears that Qatar will be financing an agreement between Israel and Hamas, in order to end the Great Return March processions. It said that Qatar would be transferring money to the Gaza Strip to pay salaries, and provide aid, in exchange for […]

19 Oct
7:45

Israeli Private Intelligence Companies Turn Civilians into Enemies

Shir Hever talks about Psy-Group and other Israeli private intelligence companies, and the role which they play in undermining democracy when intelligence gathering is privatized. TRNN Video & Transcript: MARC STEINER: Welcome to The Real News. I’m Marc Steiner. Earlier this month, it was revealed that the Israeli private intelligence company […]

19 Oct
12:00

Palestinian-American Student Allowed Entry After Appeal to Israeli Supreme Court

A Palestinian-American student who was prevented entry to study in Israel has claimed victory at the Israeli Supreme Court. The court ruled today that 22-year old Lara al-Qasem will be allowed entry to study in a graduate program at Hebrew University. al-Qasem, whose grandparents are Palestinian, is an American student […]

17 Oct
10:19

Lieberman: Israeli Government ‘Must’ Attack Gaza

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman claimed, on Tuesday, that Hamas had crossed all red lines, stressing that Israeli cabinet “must” take a decision to launch a “serious blow” on the Gaza Strip, to topple Hamas. During a meeting with Israeli commanders and Israeli soldiers in charge of the Gaza division, […]

17 Oct
9:19

Unknown Group Fires Rocket Into Israel

For the first time in months, a Grad rocket was fired from Gaza at around 4 am on Wednesday, hitting the yard of a house in the city of Beersheba, causing no injuries or damage. Various Palestinian armed resistance movements rejected responsibility for the rocket. They issued a statement stating […]

16 Oct
7:54

Palestinian Detainee of 33 Years Warned of Punishment upon Book Publication

October 16, 2018 7:54 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian detainee who has served 33 years of a 39-year prison sentence in Israeli jails, for acts of resistance to the Israeli occupation, was warned by the prison administration of severe punishment should he publish a book he wrote in prison, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said on Tuesday. […]

16 Oct
1:11

Supreme Court Freezes Deportation of Detained American Student

The Israeli Supreme Court froze, on Sunday, deportation measures against American student Lara al-Qasem, who was barred entry to Israel over alleged ties to the BDS movement. The court will convene on Wednesday, to determine whether or not it will grant Al-Qasem permission to file an appeal against her detention […]

13 Oct
7:16

Israel’s Defence Minister Cuts Fuel to Gaza

Despite the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, Israel’s Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Friday, ordered a halt to any further fuel deliveries to the Hamas controlled Gaza Strip. Tuesday was the first delivery of Qatari bought fuel. MWC news reports that this UN-brokered deal allows fuel paid for by Qatar to enter […]

11 Oct
6:47

Palestinian Man Sentenced to 10 Months Imprisonment over Facebook Posts

October 11, 2018 6:47 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli occupation court in Jerusalem, Tuesday, sentenced a Palestinian man to 10 months in prison over his Facebook posts. Amir al-Dibs, from Jerusalem, was sentenced over what Israel called “incitement” on Facebook. According to the PNN, since the beginning of October, 2015, occupation authorities have carried out more than […]

10 Oct
8:47

Adnan Continues Hunger Strike for 37th Day

October 10, 2018 8:47 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Leader of the Islamic Jihad movement, Khader Adnan, from the town of Arraba, in the Jenin district of the northern occupied West Bank, has continued his open hunger strike for 37 days in a row, in protest of his illegal and arbitrary detention. According to the Mohjat al-Quds Foundation for […]

10 Oct
7:54

Erdan: US Student Will Be Released If She Condemns BDS

Israeli minister of Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan, on Tuesday, said he would reconsider his official stance on denying entry to an American student over alleged links to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement if she publicly condemned a boycott of Israel. Last week, Lara Alqasem was barred from entering the country […]

08 Oct
8:42

Israeli Prosecutor Reveals: Requests for Jail without Bail until End of Trial for Facebook Incitement Offenses – For Arab Suspects Only

October 8, 2018 8:42 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli courts are keeping Arab political leader Raja Eghbaria in detention at least until 15 October; the prosecutor doesn’t deny existence of multiple errors in its translation of Eghbaria’s Arabic-language Facebook posts, but says ‘it doesn’t matter.’ An Israeli prosecutor revealed in court yesterday, 7 October 2018, that the […]

08 Oct
7:43

Netanyahu: Army Prepping for Possible Military Assault on Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly informed his cabinet that the army is preparing for a possible military campaign against the blockaded Gaza Strip, in the case that the situation was not improved, according to Israeli media. “If the reality of civil distress in Gaza is diminished, that is […]

08 Oct
12:35

Israel Considers Releasing 300 Palestinian Detainees Due to Overcrowding

October 8, 2018 12:35 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israel is expected to free 300 Palestinian prisoner after the Knesset passes a bill, in the upcoming fall session, that is meant to ease overcrowded prisons conditions, Israeli media reported on Saturday. According to Haaretz, the 300 prisoners are among about 1,000 prisoners to be released on the day the […]

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07 Oct
10:04

Arabic Druze Protesters Call for Return of Golan to Syria

On Saturday, in Majdal Shams in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, along the Israel-Syria border in the northern part of Israel, protesters gathered holding Syrian flags and demanding the return of the Golan to Syria. Across the border, in Syria, people gathered shouting back their support. This is a common occurrence […]

06 Oct
9:33

Palestinian Detainee Facing Death by Cancer, Says Official

Chairman of the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission, Qadri Abu Bakr, blamed the Israeli government, on Saturday, for failing to provide treatment to a Palestinian detainee being held in Israeli jails, Rajai Abdul-Qadir, aged 35, who has been diagnosed with cancer. “Rajai is suffering from cancer in the liver and […]

06 Oct
5:24

35 Palestinian Children Detained in September

October 6, 2018 5:24 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs Committee said that Israel detained 35 Palestinian children during September, and imposed on them fines exceeding $12,600. The committee confirmed, on Thursday, that minors, who are younger than 18 years, were held at Ofer military camp, near Ramallah, of whom four were detained during night […]

06 Oct
4:54

Yahya al-Sanwar: Israeli Journalist Introduced Herself as Italian

On Thursday, the head of the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, Yahya al-Sanwar,  in a statement, said that the reporter who published an interview with him on the Israeli daily, Yedioth Ahronoth, introduced herself as an Italian journalist. Al-Sanwar’s office explained that the journalist had applied to meet the Hamas […]

02 Oct
6:56

Jalama Detention Center Deliberately Providing Dirty Water to Detainees during Interrogation

A number of Palestinian detainees filed a complaint with the Detainees Committee, against Israeli Prison Services, for offering them dirty water while under interrogation at Jalama detention center. 41-year-old detainee Abu Rejleya told a lawyer, after his visit to Ofer detention center, that during his interrogation at Jalama detention center, […]

28 Sep
7:56

Human Rights Center Warns of Excessive Israeli Detention Procedures

September 28, 2018 7:56 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Al Mezan Center for Human Rights has expressed deep concern over the excessive use of administrative detention by the Israeli occupation authorities against Palestinian detainees. The Center reported, in a press release, that four Palestinians, of those who are administratively detained by the Israeli occupation, have launched a hunger strike […]

28 Sep
5:55

Erekat: Netanyahu’s Speech Blames the Victim; U.S. Has Closed the Door to Peace

The Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Saeb Erekat, stated Thursday that the speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday victimizes the criminal and blames the victim. Erekat said that real peace requires ending the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine, in addition […]

27 Sep
8:36

Report: Israel Denies Entry to 2,000 Palestinians Based on Family Names

Over the past two years, more than 2,000 people have been impacted by a decision to revoke entry permits to Israel, from Palestinians who share a name with someone who has carried out a resistance attack. A report by Hebrew channel Social TV revealed, this week, that since 2016, thousands of […]

27 Sep
11:43

Netanyahu Response to Trump’s Advocacy of Two-State Solution: “Palestinians will Never Have a State”

In the midst of a UN speech praising the Israeli government and their heavy-handed tactics against the Palestinian civilian population of the territory the Israeli military has been occupying since 1967, Donald Trump voiced support for the ‘two-state solution’ to the conflict. In response, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stated […]

26 Sep
9:47

Official Israeli Document Denies Existence of Palestinian Refugees

“Israel Hayom” newspaper, on Wednesday, unveiled an official Israeli document, issued by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which denies the existence of millions of Palestinian refugees. The document affirms the need for settling the refugees residing in Jordan. It also claims that there are links between the UN Relief and […]

25 Sep
8:33

Israel Declares It Is Above the Law

The Israeli government has announced that it is allowed to “legislate anywhere in the world” and is “entitled to violate the sovereignty of foreign countries,” an official document revealed, last week. The Israeli government also said, in the document, that it “is allowed to ignore the directives of international law […]

25 Sep
8:10

IPS to Impose New Measures against Palestinian Detainees

September 25, 2018 8:10 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli Prison Service (IPS) intends to impose a series of new punitive measures against detainees held at Hadarim detention center and others, in days to come, the Committee of Detainees Affairs reported, Tuesday. The committee reported, in a press statement, that these measures will involve moving  of all the detainees […]

25 Sep
2:21

P.A. Foreign Ministry: “Netanyahu’s Government Affirms Its Hostility To Peace”

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has reported that the Israeli government, headed by Benjamin Netanyahu, has yet again affirmed its hostility towards peace, and all real Palestinian and international efforts to resume direct peace talks, based on international legitimacy resolutions. The Ministry stated that Netanyahu and his government are openly rejecting […]

22 Sep
11:29

Flaming Kites Cause Fires in Bordering Israeli Communities near Gaza

Six fires erupted, on Saturday, in Israeli communities surrounding the besieged Gaza Strip, caused by flaming objects launched from Gaza. Ynet reported, according to Ma’an, that more than 10,000 protesters took part in “The Great March of Return” across the besieged Gaza Strip on Friday, pointing out that the Israeli […]

20 Sep
11:51

Palestinian Writer Released from Prison after Finishing Sentence Over Poem

September 20, 2018 11:51 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli authorities released, on Thursday, Palestinian writer Dareen Tatour, aged 36, after completing her five-month prison term for a poem she wrote, and which Israel considered to incite to violence. Tatour, from the town of Reineh, near Nazareth, in northern Israel, was detained in October of 2015, after she published […]

20 Sep
3:28

Khader Adnan on 18th Day of Hunger Strike

Palestinian prisoner, Khader Adnan, aged 40, is on his 18th day of open-ended hunger strike, in rejection of his arbitrary detention.   Prisoners rights group Muhjat al-Quds Foundation said, in a statement, that Adnan began his open-ended hunger strike on Sunday, September 2nd, demanding his immediate release.   Adnan, from Arraba […]

18 Sep
3:06

UPDATE: French Activist Released, Tells Story of Detention at Khan Al-Ahmar

The Israeli occupation court in Jerusalem on Monday withdrew its decision to deport French activist Frank Romano for participation in the protest against the occupation in Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin village, east of occupied Jerusalem. Romano, a law professor at the French Sorbonne University, who holds both French and American citizenship, […]

18 Sep
2:13

Ex-Israeli PM Ehud Barak Compares Netanyahu to Romanian Dictator Ceausescu

September 18, 2018 2:13 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak has censured his successor Benjamin Netanyahu for passing corrupt legislation, comparing him to Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, who was overthrown and killed in 1989.   “The moral collapse of Netanyahu has begotten laws whose only purpose is to help the government escape the corruption, bribery […]

16 Sep
9:00

3 Palestinian Detainees Continue with Hunger Strike

September 16, 2018 9:00 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs Committee confirmed, on Sunday, that despite deteriorating health, three Palestinian detainees continue their open hunger strike, in pursuit of their demands. The committee reported, according to Ma’an News Agency, that Palestinian detainee Jamal al-Qam, 48, from the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, who […]

16 Sep
8:50

French-American Professor Detained during West Bank Protest to be Expelled from Israel

Israel is determined to expel the foreign law professor detained Friday, on suspicion of disrupting the actions of Israeli soldiers on duty, at the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, which is facing imminent demolition, according to Israeli media. Frank Romano, 66, who holds both French and American citizenship and teaches […]

14 Sep
7:06

Israel Denies Entry to Jewish-American Activist for Visiting West Bank

An American Jewish woman was temporarily detained at Israel’s Ben-Gurion airport, on Wednesday, and initially denied entry, as she had visited Palestinians facing home demolitions in West Bank. Julie Shayna Weinberg-Connors, aged 23, who arrived on a flight from the United States in order to start studying at the Pardes […]

12 Sep
10:19

Israeli Forces Raid Ashkelon Prison

September 12, 2018 10:19 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoners and Former Prisoners Affairs’ Committee said, on Wednesday, that a large number of suppression forces of the Israeli Prison Services (IPS), stormed section 3 of the Israeli Ashkelon prison, in central Israel. The committee confirmed that Israeli suppression forces have recently increased raids into Israeli prisons, in […]

30 Aug
7:09

Detention Extended for Palestinian Journalist

August 30, 2018 7:09 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Israeli military court, on Wednesday, extended prominent Palestinian journalist Lami Khater’s detention for the eighth time. The Palestinian Prisoners Society said, in a statement, that Khater’s detention was extended for eight days to complete “legal proceedings”, Al Ray reports. According to her lawyer, the journalist is being investigated for […]

29 Aug
10:45

Israeli Military Reimposes Sentence on Former Prisoner from Occupied Palestine ’48

August 29, 2018 10:45 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Photo: Mohammed Zayed. Via Quds News Palestinian former prisoners continue to face harsh persecution, as former prisoner Mohammed Zayed, released in the 2011 Wafa al-Ahrar prisoner exchange agreement (the so-called “Shalit deal”), became the latest person to have his former sentence reimposed, seven years after his liberation. Zayed, 58, is a leader of […]

29 Aug
10:36

Over 300 Jailed Palestinian Children Did Not Go To School Today

August 29, 2018 10:36 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

As the school year in the occupied Palestinian territories begins, more than 300 Palestinian children imprisoned by the Israeli occupation did not go to their schools, today. Director of Palestinian Prisoners Centre for Studies Raafat Hamadaouna said, on Monday, that the Israeli occupation “deprives the Palestinian children from their simple […]

29 Aug
10:26

Abbas Agrees to Demilitarized State

PA President Mahmoud Abbas told a delegation of Israeli academics that he is committed to achieving peace through a demilitarized state, and agreed that security would be maintained by police and not military. Abbas’s statement came during a visit by a delegation of Israeli academics, at his office in the […]

27 Aug
7:58

Lieberman: New Israeli Missiles Can Strike Any Target in Middle East

Israeli Minister of Defense  Avigdor Lieberman said that the Israeli army will be supplied with new high-accuracy rockets that can reach any point in the Middle East. Lieberman claimed that these advanced-technology missiles were capable of hitting micro-targets with a range of 30-150 km and would move the army’s missile […]

23 Aug
1:03

Erekat: “Israel’s Illegal Expansion Of Colonies, Direct Outcome of American Greed”

Dr. Saeb Erekat, a member of the Executive Committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) strongly denounced Israel’s approval of hundreds of new units in its illegal colonies in the occupied West Bank, and said the move is an outcome of the American greed, and the U.S. support to Israel’s apartheid […]

21 Aug
11:49

Israeli Government: Knesset Can Make Laws Everywhere in the World, Violate Sovereignty of Foreign States

The Israeli government has declared that “the Knesset [is permitted] to legislate laws everywhere in the world” and that it is authorized “to violate the sovereignty of foreign countries via legislation that would be applied to events occurring in their territories,” in legal materials it recently submitted to the Israeli […]

19 Aug
7:05

Imprisoned Palestinian Journalist Reiterates Call for Solidarity

August 19, 2018 7:05 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Imprisoned Palestinian journalist and director of Al-Quds TV Alaa Rimawi said on Sunday, 19 August that the arrests carried out by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinian media and journalists are part of a comprehensive attack on Palestinian media, preventing it from doing its work and minimizing its role in publicizing Palestinian realities. […]

19 Aug
6:28

Tension Mounts Over Truce Deal between Israel and Hamas: Report

Disagreements within the Netanyahu administration have increased tensions between Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett, Israeli media reports. Yedioth Ahronoth daily writes, according to the PNN, that Education Minister Bennett, head of the Jewish House Party, thinks Lieberman’s surrender to Hamas would lead to war, while […]

15 Aug
9:43

Kerem Shalom Crossing Opened, Fishing Zone Extended

Israeli occupation authorities reopened the Kerem Shalom crossing, on Wednesday morning, and allowed the entry of trucks into the Gaza Strip.   This comes at a time when Israeli media reported that Hamas and Israel had reached a settlement that would include a ceasefire, in an Egyptian-brokered agreement.   Israeli […]

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15 Aug
2:22

Report: 520 Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Forces in July

August 15, 2018 2:22 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

In July 2018, Israeli occupation forces arrested 520 Palestinians from the occupied Palestinian territories, including 69 children, nine women and five journalists, according to Palestinian human rights and prisoners’ institutions that released their monthly report on 13 August. This translation was produced by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. The Israeli occupation authorities […]

15 Aug
1:21

Home of 5 Palestinian Detainees Measured for Demolition

Israeli forces, along with Israeli army engineers, raided the Abu Hmeid family home, predawn Tuesday, in the al-Amari refugee camp that is located in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah. Locals said, according to Ma’an, that Israeli forces and army engineers raided the al-Amari refugee camp and inspected […]

14 Aug
3:10

Israeli Occupation Keeps Palestinian Journalist Alaa Rimawi Jailed, Writer Lama Khater Under Interrogation

Photo: Alaa Rimawi. Wattan TV Even as four Palestinian journalists were released after paying a bail of NIS 5000 ($1350) each, an Israeli military court extended the detention of journalist Alaa Rimawi, the director of the Al-Quds TV office. Rimawi previously went on hunger strike for 6 days immediately following his arrest. In addition, […]

12 Aug
10:11

Thousands of Palestinians and Israelis Chant: ‘No to the nation-state law, yes to equality’

Palestinian flags were seen held high during a demonstration in which tens of thousands of Arab Palestinians and Israeli Jews marched on Saturday, in Tel Aviv, to protest against the controversial Jewish Nation-State Law. About 30,000 protesters gathered in Rabin Square, in Tel Aviv, and marched towards the Tel Aviv […]

12 Aug
9:49

Netanyahu: Gaza Conflict Will Not End with a Single Blow

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims that the Israeli army is in the midst of a comprehensive military confrontation with the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip. He also said that the demonstration by the Arab Monitoring Committee against the Nation-State Law is conclusive proof of the challenges facing Israel. […]

09 Aug
9:19

Women Prisoners’ Update: Susan Abu Ghannam Seized by Occupation Forces

August 9, 2018 9:19 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Photo: Susan Abu Ghannam, Wattan TV Susan Abu Ghannam, the mother of Mohammed Abu Ghannam, a 22-year-old man slain by Israeli occupation forces in Jerusalem on 21 July 2017, was seized by Israeli occupation forces who invaded her family home in Jerusalem on 5 August. Her detention was first extended […]

09 Aug
8:35

Palestinian Poet Dareen Tatour Turns Herself In to Finish Sentence

August 9, 2018 8:35 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian poet, photographer and social media activist Dareen Tatour, from the town of Reineh, in northern Israel, turned herself in on Wednesday, to the Israel Prison Service, to serve two months that were left of her five-month prison sentence, according local sources. An Israeli court had earlier sentence Tatour, […]

07 Aug
10:57

Shaked Warns High Court against Revoking Jewish Nation-State Law

Israeli Minister of Justice, Ayelet Shaked, warned of an “earthquake” that would occur, in the case that the Israeli High Court of Justice decides to overturn the controversial Jewish Nation-State law. Ma’an reported that, according to the Times of Israel, during an interview with the official Israeli Army Radio, Shaked […]

07 Aug
10:34

Child Detainee Testimonies Point to Torture by Israeli Forces

Affidavits, from a number of Palestinian children, for the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission reveal that they were subjected to systematic beating and torture, during and after detention by Israeli forces, the commission said on Tuesday. Commission attorney Hiba Ighbarieh documented testimonies from three children held at Majido prison, regarding what they […]

07 Aug
10:21

Israeli Soldier Who Killed Palestinian Teen Promoted

An Israeli soldier who was filmed shooting and killing a fleeing Palestinian teenager, in 2015, has been promoted to the command of the Nahal Brigade. Colonel Yisrael Shomer shot Muhammed ali-Kosba after the seventeen-year-old from the Qalandiah refugee camp, in Jerusalem, had thrown a rock at Shomer’s vehicle, near the […]

07 Aug
12:03

Health Status of Bethlehem Detainee Deteriorating

August 7, 2018 12:03 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian Prisoners’ Affairs has reported that the health condition of Yasser Rabi’a, aged 44, from the Bethlehem city, in the southern occupied West Bank, is very critical and needs medical attention. The lawyer of the organization explained, according to Al Ray, that  Rabi’a suffers from several health problems. He has […]

05 Aug
5:40

Five Detainees Continue Hunger Strike

August 5, 2018 5:40 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Five Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons are still on an open-ended hunger strike, in protest of their administrative detention without charge or trial, according to a statement by the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS.) The statement said, according to WAFA, that the five prisoners, including a journalist, are striking in protest […]

04 Aug
7:55

Church Leaders Express Concern over Jewish Nation-State Law

Heads of churches in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories have reacted with dismay and concern to the Israeli Knesset’s adoption, on 19 July, 2018, of a new Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People, which specifies that “The right to exercise national self-determination in the State […]

04 Aug
4:19

Shokeh Suspends 60-day Hunger Strike

August 4, 2018 4:19 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Prisoners 0

30-year-old Hassan Hassanin Shokeh has reportedly suspended his open hunger strike at the Israeli Kaplan Medical Center, on Friday. According to a report by the Prisoners and Former Prisoners’ Affairs Committee, Shokeh suspended his two-month hunger strike after his lawyer, Ahlam Haddad, reached an agreement with the Israeli prosecution. The […]

02 Aug
11:01

Detainee Receives Additional Six-Month Administrative Detention Order Despite Medical Complications

August 2, 2018 11:01 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Human rights, Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee reported, on Thursday evening, that detainee Mo’taz Mohammad Obeido, 38, from the southern West Bank city of Hebron, has received a six-month arbitrary Administrative Detention order without charges or trial. The Committee stated that the detainee, who was abducted on February 5th, 2018, already spent six […]

02 Aug
6:19

Russia Special Envoy Confirms Iranian Pullout from Israeli Border

The Russian Presidential Special Envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentyev, confirmed the withdrawal of Iranian forces to a distance of 85 km, from their former positions, near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights border. Israel has reached an agreement with Russia, the power-backer of the Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, to remove Iranian […]

02 Aug
6:01

Norway Demands Explanation for Israeli Seizure of Gaza-bound Boat

Reuters reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that Norway has asked the Israeli government to explain the legal grounds for detaining a Norwegian-flagged fishing boat seized, while activists tried to sail with aid to the Gaza Strip, Norway’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday. The ministry said its diplomats […]

02 Aug
5:47

Female Palestinian Subjected to Abusive Interrogation over Writings, Journalist Enters Hunger Strike

August 2, 2018 5:47 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian woman detainee has been undergoing a long and vicious interrogation at Asqalan detention center, in Israel, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said, on Wednesday. According to WAFA, PPS attorney Firas al-Sabbah said that Lama Khater, 42, who was detained at her Hebron home on July 24, was interrogated […]

31 Jul
11:17

Palestinian student Ola Marshoud Sentenced to 7 Months in Israeli Prison; Female Students Receive Arrest Threats

July 31, 2018 11:17 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Photo: Ola Marshoud, via Asra Media Palestinian student Ola Marshoud, 21, from the Balata refugee camp in Nablus, was sentenced to seven months in Israeli prison by the Salem military court on Monday, 30 July, for her involvement in student activism on the An-Najah University campus. Marshoud has been detained since March, when […]

31 Jul
11:06

Adidas No Longer Sponsoring Israel Football Association

Following a global campaign, Adidas is no longer sponsoring football teams in illegal Israeli settlements. Palestinians call on new sponsor Puma to end complicity with Israel’s violations of international law.  The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel welcomes the news that Adidas is no longer sponsoring the Israel […]

31 Jul
10:34

Palestinian Poet Darin Tatour Sentenced to Five Months in Prsion

July 31, 2018 10:34 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli Magistrate Court of Nazareth sentenced Palestinian poet Darin Tatour, from the al-Reineh village in northern Israel, to five months of prison and 6 months of suspended sentence, on Tuesday. The Israeli prosecution accuses Tatour of “incitement and supporting a terrorist organization” for writing a poem criticizing the Israeli […]

28 Jul
2:05

Shokeh Enters 55th Day of Hunger Strike

07/27/18  Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. (photo: Hassan Shokeh, Wattan TV) As even more Palestinian leaders and activists are ordered imprisoned without charge or trial, four Palestinian prisoners are on hunger strike. Hassan Shokeh of Bethlehem has now been on hunger strike for 55 days; he is protesting against his administrative detention. […]

28 Jul
1:24

Ahed Tamimi to be Released on Sunday

Artists painting a picture for civil protest icon Ahed Tamimi on Israel’s apartheid wall surrounding Bethlehem. (WAFA Images / Ahmad Mizher)  17-year-old Palestinian civil protest icon Ahed Tamimi is expected to be released from Israeli prison on Sunday, after serving eight months in detention for slapping an armed Israeli soldier […]

28 Jul
1:12

Palestinians Threatened with Settlement Expansion and Collective Punishment

Radical right-wing Israeli ministers have reportedly launched a verbal attack on Palestinians, following the killing of a settler and the wounding of three others, in a stabbing attack at the illegal Adam settlement last night. Palestinian sources said that far right government in Israel, having destroyed the peace process, is taking […]

26 Jul
8:29

Al-Araqib Village Destroyed for 131st Time

Israeli authorities demolished the Bedouin village of al-Araqib, in the Negev desert of southern Israel, for the 131st time, on Wednesday. According to local sources, Israeli authorities and military vehicles stormed the village and evacuated the women, children, and the elderly of the village, leaving them without shelter. Wednesday’s demolition […]

26 Jul
8:16

Administrative Detention of Sheikh Adnan Extended for 24th Time

The military occupation court in Salem camp, west of Jenin, in the northern occupied West Bank, on Wednesday, extended the detention of Islamic Jihad leader Sheikh Khader Adnan for the 24th time in a row.   Al Ray sources reported that the court extended his detention without charge or trial […]

26 Jul
2:29

Advocates: Israel’s Jewish Nation-State Law Constitutionally Enshrines Racism Against Palestinians (VIDEO)

USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer appeared on Democracy Now! to discuss Israel’s “nation-state” law constitutionally enshrining apartheid. https://publish.dvlabs.com/democracynow/360/dn2018-0723.mp4   Transcript: AMY GOODMAN: For more, we’re joined by Democracy Now! video stream by Yousef Munayyer, the executive director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. And joining us in studio, Rebecca Vilkomerson, executive […]

23 Jul
8:01

TRNN Analysis: Israel Legislates Apartheid into Law

TRNN’s Shir Hever explains that Israel’s new Law of the Nation-State makes it impossible to pretend that Israel is a democracy. Unequal rights are recognized by the government as the essence of the state. Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in […]

23 Jul
7:41

Israeli Forces Assault Residents, Demolish Home in Sakhnin Town (VIDEO)

Israeli authorities demolished a Palestinian-owned home, while injuring two residents protesting the demolition, in the northern Israeli town of Sakhnin, on Monday. Local sources told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli authorities assaulted the residents of Sakhnin, who refused to allow the demolition of the home to take place. Sources added […]

22 Jul
8:33

Israeli and International Protesters Demonstrate at Gaza Fence in Solidarity with Great Return March (VIDEO)

On the 20th of July, Friday afternoon, a group of anti-Zionist Israeli and international solidarity activists approached the Gaza siege fence at the same time that Gazans gathered by the fence, on the other side, during the weekly ‘Great Return March’, calling for the right to return to their land […]